Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby said the team’s training camp is expected to get underway Saturday at the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh.
“I think we’re going to be ready to play at some point,” Crosby said Wednesday during an appearance on NHL Network.
“Obviously the first practice will be on Saturday and we’ll be there on Saturday, too.
So I think that’s going to help us a lot.”
Crosby said he expects to have some players out in the ice by Thursday.
“We’re not done yet,” he said.
“There’s a lot of stuff still to do, so we’re not finished yet.
We’ve got a lot to do.”
Crosby, who was recalled from the American Hockey League on Wednesday, said he’s looking forward to the opportunity to play with his teammates again.
“Hopefully we’ll get a couple more practice games in there and see how the schedule goes,” Crosby told NHL Network Radio.
“This is one of the great opportunities in the world to play hockey with your teammates and get some practice time.”
The Penguins are in the midst of their third season under new coach Dan Bylsma.
The team’s preseason record was 28-22-3.